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image SM 71/2/78

Reference number

SM 71/2/78


Design for the exterior of the new entrance to the House of Lords, 18 February 1828


Perspective Sketch of a Design for improving the Approaches to the House of Lords from Old Palace Yard


as above

Signed and dated

  • 18 February 1828
    18 Feby 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, burnt umber, black and blue washes, shaded, with single-ruled border on laid paper (290 x 450)


Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871)
Pupil February 1824 - January 1827.


C Ansell 1824


In design terms there is no difference between this drawing and SM volume 61/114 (q.v.), which may in fact be a copy.



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